Thai Brass Shiva as Vatuka Bhairava 25"
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- Bhairava is Shiva in his most menacing form
- The Thai style Bhairava differes from his Indian representation in that he has very womanly hips as well as a lack of fangs on both sides of his mouth
- He is accompanied by a dog, a fit companion for Shiva in his beggar form
The Story Behind Shiva as Bhairava: Bhairava represents the destructive manifestation of Shiva. This form is the most violent representation of Shiva, since it is linked to the myth of the decapitation of Brahma, the Creator. In the puranas, Brahma, wanting to be recognized as the supreme deity, asked Vishnu to worship him, since he was the creator of the universe. Brahma's pretense angered Shiva, who considered himself as the creator and most supreme of all gods. Shiva's anger was manifest in the form of Bhairava. The enraged Bhairava beheaded one of Brahma's heads. To expiate his crime of killing a brahmin, Bhairava was condemned to wander as a hermit and survive by begging until he was cleared of his sin in the holy city of Varanasi.
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Brass statues from Thailand do not need much maintenance. The best way to maintain the statue is to simply dust the piece periodically to keep any dirt from accumulating. They can be used for both indoor and outdoor use.
You can use soap, warm water and a cotton cloth to periodically go over the statue to remove any dust or dirt buildup. If you are really interested in making the statue shine you can use some natural oil, like coconut oil or olive oil, and a cotton rag to wipe down the metal portions of the piece. You can use a toothbrush as well to get into the small crevices of the statue like the hands and hair.
Thai brass's durability makes it perfect for cold winters and hot summers of any climate. The metal can stand up to the harshest conditions of heat and bitter cold. We suggest you bathe the sculpture every couple of months so that dirt does not collect on the sculpture and then use a cotton cloth with some natural oil to give the statue a shine.
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This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate shipping to anywhere in the world. International shipping charges will be calculated automatically upon checkout.
You can obtain a shipping quote for any statue by clicking the link, Calculate Shipping beneath to the Add To Cart button on every statues' page. Or you can email [email protected] or call us 760-994-4455 to receive a shipping quote. Please include the item number of the statue you are interested in purchasing as well as your country and postal code. Lotus Sculpture uses Instapak foam injection packing system or bubble wrap and recycled peanuts to ensure that all our pieces arrive undamaged. Click here to learn more about Lotus Sculptures packing.